Who likes long speeches at awards ceremonies? Well, I do, sometimes, if the speeches are good… but never mind that! In general, they are a blight on our nation, so kudos to the Webby Awards for insisting each year that their honorees for the best in online culture must limit their “thank yous” to a strict five words. Last night, the Webbys anointed my hero Stephen Colbert as Person of the Year. (Of course they did — he’s the Person of Every Year!) He chose his five words wisely: “Me, me, me, me, me!” Indeed. Humor winner icanhascheezburger.com, meanwhile, responded the only way they know how: “We haz too webbyz? Kthxbai!!1!” Even the venerable New York Times, which triumphed in the Newspaper category, came through with a lil’ LOL of its own: “Eliot Spitzer, we thank you.” (And I thank the subversive intern who no doubt wrote that line.)
Okay, this is getting way too long for a post about brevity, so I’ll turn it over to all of you. Which three current movie/TV/music/books/games/Web items made it onto your Must List this week? (And don’t worry about the five-words thing, of course, if you feel inspired to rhapsodize at further length.) Please include your e-mail addressso that we can get in touch with you in case we decide to use yoursubmission in the magazine. Deadline is 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, June 12.